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Motorists, take care

Mike Smedley wrote a Durango Herald article in August titled “Pushy pedestrians put the cross in crosswalk,” where he describes the perils that drivers face when traveling the streets of Colorado. ...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

If your fire goes out of control, are you liable?

Because it’s been raining a bit over the last week, you decide to use your burn pit to get rid of some garbage that you don’t want to haul to the landfill. The wind suddenly picks up, launching a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

Property boundary issues can be (usually are) complicated

As an attorney who handles, among other things, real property matters, I often have been approached by clients regarding property boundary issues. These issues frequently arise after someone has...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

Foley: Protect yourself from under- and uninsured drivers

Picture this. You are driving down Camino del Rio, traffic is moderate, and you are driving the speed limit and giving the car ahead of you plenty of space. The light at the next intersection turns...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

Kofoed: Resolving disputes with collaborative family law

When a couple “lawyer up” during a divorce or custody dispute, it may seem that they’re about to go to war. But you don’t have to re-enact Gettysburg to resolve a domestic dispute. A growing number...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

Albrechta: Federal courts split on sexual orientation discrimination

On Feb. 26, a federal appeals court in New York ruled that protections for workers under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act extend to those discriminated against based on their sexual...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

Michalakes: A contract is sometimes more than what’s on paper

One of the most frequent issues potential clients come to my firm with is a problem with a contract, asking, “How is this contract enforceable, I never signed anything, right?” We’d like to think...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

Vette: Enforce spousal maintenance or risk a defense

If you are owed spousal maintenance, it is not advisable to delay in asserting your rights against a non-paying former spouse. A recent Colorado Court of Appeals decision – In re the Marriage of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: On the Law

Kenna: When can you swear on television and the radio?

A few years ago, I started noticing the “s” word being spoken by characters on television shows during prime time. How is that allowed I wondered? I know as a volunteer radio disc jockey I’m not...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Wanger: A primer on the Social Security Disability process

Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security income are ways for people who are unable to work for at least 12 months to receive income from the federal government. This article will set...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Golden: Reading the fine print to make sure your contract protects you

As a contract and litigation attorney for the past 27 years, I am often asked to evaluate a contract dispute for a client. This could involve contracts for construction, real estate, services or...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Edwards: Colorado Open Records Act goes ‘native’

Important changes to the Colorado Open Records Act went into effect last month. So, what does it mean and why do we care? CORA is the law allowing the public to access government records. For...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

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